Crunch Down on Cholesterol
Plenty of studies show that eating nuts can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol. But Australian researchers recently found that eating walnuts may boost your HDL (good) cholesterol, too. When people with type 2 diabetes added a handful of walnuts to their prescribed diets, they had higher HDL and lower LDL levels after 1 year. Researchers aren’t sure of the exact mechanism behind this beneficial effect, but it may have to do with the synergy among the heart-healthy fats and other compounds found in the nuts. Shoot for 8 to 12 nuts a day, the same amount the study participants ate.
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